May 25, 2010

Oh well...

I had a good run of transforming the panoramic into something interesting (to me) and new... but Sony went and made it easy for anyone to do it. I'm hoping these new pano-consumers don't have a trunk full of props and clothes, a head full of narratives, and access to a 6 million acre park for their picture making needs.

I'll just need to re-invent something new.

http://www.adorama.com/alc/news/Sony-announces-five-cameras-with-sweep-panorama

4 comments:

Andy Frazer said...

I wouldn't be too worried about it, Aaron. P&S cameras have come with pano-stitching software for a long time, their legions have produced little more than very wide-angle shots of fields, lakes and hills. Sony doesn't know how to package and sell a twis... uh... "creative" mind.

Aaron said...

It looked like you almost said "twisted mind"? ;)

jimmieknuckles said...

even the new tech aside. there have been film pano options for ages. people either want to do it, and do it right, or they fiddle with it, and toss it as a trend.

Matt Sparling said...

I suspect, like a great number of 'features' added to p&s cameras these days, it'll work beautifully for the casual user that rarely prints anything ... and display glaring inadequacy as soon as it's pushed beyond those limits. In-camera HDR, "low noise" ultra-high ISO ... they make an ok 8X10 but look like vomit as soon as you poke them the wrong way.

Fuji's releasing a 3D P&S before the end of the year. Now that's scary.